Irvine-based artist, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and rapper St. Panther returns with reflective new single ‘Places’.
“As artists, I think we’re expected to just be ready to rip the bandages off of some of the most intimate parts of our lives as soon as we sit down to record – this song served to open the dialogue between me and a younger self that is still working to share. As people, I think we grow up told what our paths should be. This song is a space where I put the feeling of having a life farther from that – that a lot of the time I had to go my own way and take myself through so many spaces to find my path. I would say this is a song welcoming the idea that all those detours in life are valid, they brought us here.”
Taken from the latest two-track bundle that also includes ‘Greatness’.
Taken from the EP ‘These Days‘ which has been approved by none other than Michelle Obama herself.
“Every song in ‘These Days’ was inspired by putting some vulnerability into an era of major transitions for me. On the outside, life was moving fast. So many positive things were happening and almost every door I was subconsciously knocking flew open – it was a truly exciting time of rising to the occasion. On the inside, I was still in a place of healing after coming out of a relationship and coming back to myself after the sudden passing of my friend on his birthday last year. Writing each song in a way got me to the other side of the biggest transitions I’d ever had. I was intentionally creating space for the future through reflection.”
A song that carries a fine balance between being quirky and spectacularly cool. Indie and RnB fused together into a sound that is so rich in texture that it leaves you begging for more.
“When writing “Highway”, I was focused on how to communicate the feeling of embodying the journey of self-transformation,” St. Panther explains of the single. “The first lines of the song start with being overcome by this new feeling, the urge to blaze a new path for ourselves. Going forward guided by a new confidence and new shape you’re beginning to take on within yourself. It’s a song about moving forward on that journey full speed.”